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Editors’ Choice: Why The Persistence is One of 2018’s Best Games

Posted by on Jan 04, 2019

The appeal of a roguelike lies in its heightened stakes, the rush of knowing that each decision you make matters so much more. The Persistence elegantly weaves those tropes into its premise, and the game is far stronger for it.

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Editors’ Choice 2018: Why God of War is One of 2018’s Best Games

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018

God of War defies hyperbole. Almost every effusive thing you may have heard about Santa Monica Studio’s hit is borne out through gameplay. It’s a study in contrasts. It’s brutal, but sensitive; fast, but methodical; huge and sprawling, but intimate and focused; loud, but quiet.

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2018 Playlist – The Year’s Best Game Trailers

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018

Game makers create trailers to do many things — inform, entertain, tease, and much more. These stylistically diverse snapshots of creative game universes are not only fun, in-the-moment videos used to learn more about upcoming games, they’re also a great way to reflect on the most memorable announcements, reveal, and launch trailers of the year.

This past year was a stunner — not just in terms of huge launches like God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 — but tons of other games, too. We got a closer look at the mysterious Death Stranding, a tantalizing taste of Cyberpunk 2077, and updates on a plethora of enticing independently produced titles. Feast your eyes on some of our favorite trailers and videos of 2018, and let us know your top picks in the comments!

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Remaking Fan Favorites: How Devs Resurrected Crash, MediEvil, Resident Evil 2, and Spyr...

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

Since the launch of PS4 and PS4 Pro, several legendary franchises have been reborn for PS4, with rebuilt graphics and refined gameplay. But it takes a lot of hard work and technical know-how to reimagine these games for a PS4 generation.

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Hands on with Resident Evil 2 on PS4

Posted by on Dec 04, 2018

On a purely visual scale, this PS4 incarnation or RE2 is a knockout.

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PlayStation Classic Launches Today: Our Favorite Games

Posted by on Dec 03, 2018

PlayStation Classic launches today! And it us wistfully strolling down memory (card) lane. Many of the 20 titles preloaded onto the miniature console not only changed the medium forever, but impacted each of us as gamers. Everybody comes to the table with a different beloved pick from the legendary lineup, and swapping memories is almost as fun as jumping back into these classics. Join us as we reflect on our favorites from that defining era.

We want to hear your top PS Classic picks, too! Vote for your favorite game via the poll below, and share your own 480i memories in the comments.

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Gallery: Hands-on With PlayStation Classic

Posted by on Nov 08, 2018

I turned on the PlayStation Classic system and was pleased to see the original opening screen, compete with the teeth-rattling original system sound. Here, I noticed the logo was updated to Sony Interactive Entertainment. How things change!

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Overlord: New Clip, Q&A With Director Julius Avery

Posted by on Nov 05, 2018

Overlord is a WWII-horror-scifi mashup coming to theaters on November 9, and we’ve got four minute of new footage you can watch above.

It’s a simple setup. An elite group of US paratroopers are tasked with infiltrating a Nazi installation outside Normandy and taking out a radio tower that will enable the Allies to launch a massive attack. Instead, they find a secret Nazi laboratory tasked with the creation of a generation of grotesque supersoldiers.

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